Their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer sold 2.5m copies – that's twice as many as One Direction's last album.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Ticket touting is bad for fans and it's bad for the industry, but should reselling tickets be a criminal offence?
The Mercury Prize still relies on the album format in an age of downloads and streaming.
SoundCloud has been saved by its biggest injection of cash yet.
There are a few things that musicians should understand about the music industry if they are to avoid being taken for a ride.
The story of African-American music is a story of eclipsing expectations and subverting norms.
Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
Melbourne may be the self-proclaimed music capital of Australia, but industry data suggests Sydney may have the upper hand. Meanwhile the UN recognises Adelaide as the country's only city of music.
We need to look beyond the music industry to understand the rise of the comeback.
Music festivals have been a boon to the music industry, but now we're starting to witness some pitfalls of commercial success: consolidation and creeping conformity.
By offering single platforms exclusive rights for their new albums, some musicians are streaming against the tide.
The R&B superstar is demonstrating just how far the use of mystery goes in today’s cluttered music market.
Bitcoin, blockchain and automatic royalty payments could transform how musicians earn.
Her visual album Lemonade is important for more reasons than you might think. Pop may never be the same again.
By confronting powerful record companies and streaming services, Prince paved the way for other musicians to demand artistic freedom and their fair share of profits.
Prince revealed the fault-lines in commercial music making – and he didn’t hesitate to prise them open.